Member Spotlights

Member Spotlight: CiES

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Have you ever noticed in movies, anytime something goes wrong with an airplane, the pilot starts tapping on the fuel gauge? As Scott Philiben, President of Bend-based CiES explains, “That actually comes about because small to medium size aircraft haven’t been able to reliably and effectively measure fuel.” The problem is so well known across […]

Member Spotlight: The Partners Group

Independent and Privately Owned – Founded in the Northwest in 1981, The Partners Group helps businesses and individuals solve problems and grow through custom strategies in insurance, employee benefits, and financial consulting. Headquartered in Oregon, TPG has grown to over 200 employees, with offices in Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Idaho, and is ranked one of […]

Member Spotlight: Altitude Functional Beverages

Bend, Ore., – July 21, 2022 – Altitude Functional Beverages was started in the fall of 2020 in Bend, OR to make functional ingredients accessible and delicious. We sat down with Thomas Angel, founder,  to learn more about how they started, their successes, and their future plans. EDCO: Tell us more about Altitude Functional Beverages. […]

Member Spotlight: The NW Collective

Bend, Ore., July 18, 2022- The NW Collective was started in 2013 when Eric Parnell and his wife moved back to Bend after a three year hiatus in Albuquerque, NM. Utilizing the skills Eric learned while working in film and television in New Mexico to bring high end production opportunities to clients, he began looking […]

GA Rogers & Associates: Bend’s Search Guy Helps Take Clients to the Next Level

Bend, Ore., May 25, 2022- GA Rogers & Associates was founded to help companies hire top talent to fill mission-critical leadership roles. Quinn Hanson, also known as Bend’s Search Guy, manages all things technical and executive recruiting for the organization in Central Oregon. Quinn, along with his colleagues, focus on placing C-Suite, Supervisor, and Management […]

Sam Terrell: LandLeader Real Estate Broker & Outdoorsman

Bend, Ore., April 27, 2022-  Meet Sam Terrell, a local Real Estate broker with LandLeader,  specializing in farm, ranch, rural-residential, and recreational properties. An avid outdoorsman living the Central Oregon lifestyle he sells, you can find Sam somewhere between fly fishing on the Fall River to hiking and hunting in the Deschutes National Forest and […]

START: Q&A with Tastefully Bend

Bend, Ore., November 30, 2021: Tastefully Bend is a locally owned business based in Bend, Oregon, creating handcrafted and locally made biscotti unique in both texture and flavor. Their goal is to expand the biscotti market by offering a soft biscotti that can be enjoyed on its own or, for the traditional biscotti experience, dipped into […]

Washington Trust Bank: New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking

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Bend, Ore., October 14, 2021: EDCO welcomes Washington Trust Bank to Central Oregon. Washington Trust Bank is the largest privately held, full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving markets in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. As suggested in their slogan, New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking, they have been in business since 1902 and […]

Mueggenburg Farms: A North America Staple in the Botanical Market

Bend, Ore., August 3, 2021 - Located in Culver, Oregon, Mueggenburg Farms was established as the North American branch of the Mueggenburg Group, with the purpose of importing and distributing the vast assortment of European herbs and botanical ingredients produced overseas by the Mueggenburg members. With increased customer demand for domestic production and products, Mueggenburg [...]

Skanska: Building What Matters in Central Oregon and Beyond

Bend, Ore., August 3, 2021 - To many, when they think of Skanska they think of a global construction company. However, when it comes to Central Oregon, they are very much a local company with a local team and strong local partnerships that span over 25 years. In fact, many of the buildings we enter [...]